Archive for April 13th, 2012


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Mahindra Xylo

Mahindra Xylo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Red Bull Maruti Swift (Suzuki Swift).

Red Bull Maruti Swift (Suzuki Swift). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Price: Rs. 589000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

On Road Price will include Registration, Road Tax, Logistics and Insurance cost

LUV - Life Utility Vehicle – Ertiga is positioned as LUV by Maruti Suzuki India. Launched as first MPV – Multi Purpose Vehicle of Maruti Suzuki – Ertiga has been launched against recent facelifted Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova

Maruti Ertiga is available in 7 seater option n comes in both Petrol and Diesel Fuel. Ertiga Petrol is powered with 1.4 Litre K Series Engine delivering 95 BHP of power. Ertiga Diesel is powered with 1.3 Litre Turbocharged diesel engine delivering 90 BHP of Power. From the looks – Ertiga looks as extended Maruti Ritz – however Ertiga yet has its own appeal.

Color Options in Maruti Ertiga

Ertiga comes in 7 color Options – Serene Blue, White, Dusky

Power Steering, Manual Central Lock, Body Colored Bumpers…

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The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. L...

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Later the logo of Suzuki Motor Corp. was also added to it (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the launch of Maruti Ertiga, earlier codenamed as Maruti R3, Maruti Suzuki India has taken into its ambit almost all car segments. Following the robust branding and low maintenance nature of Maruti cars, Maruti Ertiga has hit bang on the MPV market of India. Seven seater Maruti Ertiga is tagged as the great Indian family car. This can be also attributed to the effective price tag associated with Ertiga MPV. The new MPV received its name from Indonesian language in which Ertiga means Three Rows. Albeit the looks and features scream that it is a Multi Purpose Vehicle, Ertiga is positioned in the sub-segment of Utility vehicles and this new segment is called asLUV-Life Utility Vehicle by Maruti. With this, Maruti officials claim they have created an entirely new segment in the Indian auto industry.

 

Ertiga’s launch has also announced Maruti’s entry into…

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The rear of a first generation Toyota Innova, ...

The rear of a first generation Toyota Innova, in Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. L...

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Later the logo of Suzuki Motor Corp. was also added to it (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With planned launch of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, recent facelift of Mahindra Xylo – the MPV Segment has become hot with options from Ertiga to Xylo to Innova. Compare Cars to figure out the best car. Ertiga and Xylo comes in 7 seater i.e 5+2 while Innova also comes in both 7 seater and 8 seater.

Option and Variants - Ertiga and Innova comes in both Petrol and Diesel Option. Mahindra Xylo comes only in Diesel Option. However, in MPV segment, diesel engine accounts for over 70% of the sales. Hence, it would be wise to compare all 3 cars in Diesel Option.

Engine - Eritga Models – Lxi, Vxi and Zxi having K Series 1.4 Litre Petrol Engine, while Diesel has 1.3 Litre DDIS Engine as similar to Sx4 having models as Ldi, Vdi and Zdi. Xylo comes in 3 Engine – 2.5 Litre Mdi Engine(for base models…

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The best is behind for Infosys, say experts


This is a building shaped like a sphere, locat...

This is a building shaped like a sphere, located in the campus of the software company, Infosys in Mysore, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Infosys, India’s second-largest software services exporter, reported a 27.4 per cent rise in quarterly net profit, meeting forecast, after customers ramped up orders to cut operational costs.

 

Bangalore-based Infosys said on Friday consolidated net profit for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31 rose to Rs 2,316 crore from Rs 1,818 crore a year earlier. (Read More)

 

Infosys, which is also listed on the Nasdaq, was expected to post a 27.5 per cent rise in profit in the quarter ended March to Rs 2,318 crore, according to Thomson Reuters data. Read: What SD Shibulal said

 

Here is what experts have to say:

 

Ambareesh Baliga, Chief Operating Officer of Way2Wealth:

 

Business environment is so pathetic; I don’t think it was too conservative a guidance. Discretionary order flows is going to be a problem ahead. What we can say for sure is that the ‘Best is behind for Infosys’. That will keep pressure on Infosys stocks.

 

R.K. Gupta, Managing Director, Taurus Asset Managament Co.:

 

The results are in line with what the market was expecting, but all eyes were on the guidance.

Eight to 10 per cent is an interesting guidance figure as normally Infosys is very conservative with their estimates. This figure makes me think that everything is well with the company.

 

Bhavan Suri, Analyst – IT Services at William Blair & Co

 

Guidance is muted. In dollar terms, Q4 was not ideal. EPS is coming down. I do remain concerned about the pressures Infy is facing – restructuring, troubled clients, competition from TCS, Accenture, and Cognizant. There is less clarity about the final budget of clients. So Infosys is being conservative in their guidance. The outlook isn’t clear.

Dollar guidance of yearly growth of 8-10 per cent and EPS of $3 12 cents – $3 17 cents is well below consensus. It looks like margins are down over 100bps for a year. Much lesser than expectations

 

Harendra Kumar, Managing Director -& Head – Institutional Equities & Global Research of Elara Capital:

 

It seems slightly optimistic for full year. So stocks should settle down. No one is expecting it to outperform. Clearly, the market sentiment is that investors prefer TCS, HCL Tech over Infosys.

Infosys business model is such that it is positioning itself for recovery. However, current macro environment is not suitable to its strategy.

 

Manish Hemrajani, Sr. Research Analyst, Oppenheimer & Co:

 

Absolutely, clearly a disappoint. 8-10 per cent topline revenue guidance in dollar is clearly a disappointment. EPS is well below consensus too. Infosys has held on to its high EBIT margin strategy by sacrificing a few revenue areas. But, clearly something lacking on strategy front.

Going by the guidance, you could say they are being cautious. But they are being overly cautious considering the demand expected.

Our expectations have been lower to begin with. We will have to bring it even more lower now.

 

Dhiraj Sachdev, Senior Fund Manager, HSBC Asset Management

 

The numbers are disappointing and definitely lower than expectations. Clearly there is no immediate recovery in sight for the industry with expectations that the environment will continue to remain challenging.

However, there is one thing we need to keep in mind this is the first quarter when the budgets are just prepared and in the planning stage so we will get more clarity on how the year will go when we are a few months into it.

Also with the bellwether taking a cautious stance the year will continue to remain a challenge for the industry.

 

Abhishek Shindakar, Analyst, ICICI Securities

 

The guidance is very low with respect to the consensus. Across verticals there is no growth in rupee terms. That suggests that the environment is challenging. The stock may be re-rated.

 

Arun Kejriwal, Strategist, Kris

The drop in the quarterly revenue sequentially in rupee terms is a little disturbing. The revenue guidance for FY13 seems reasonable.

For more information please visit:-http://profit.ndtv.com/News/Article/q4-earnings-best-is-behind-for-infosys-say-experts-301842


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Maruti launches Ertiga at Rs. 5.89 lakhUpdated One.

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Maruti launches Ertiga at Rs. 5.89 lakh

Maruti has launched the Ertiga MPV with introductory prices of Rs. 5.89 lakh for LXi, Rs.6.60 lakh for VXi, Rs.7.30 lakh for ZXi, Rs.7.30 lakh for LDi, Rs.7.90 lakh for VDi, and Rs.8.45 lakh for ZDi. Powered by next generation K-series 1.4litre V V T engine, Ertiga will offer a mileage of 16.02 kmpl. It will be available in diesel variant as well, powered by the 1.3 DDiS engine inherited from SX4. It will give a mileage of 20.77 kmpl.

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Maruti Ertiga:- All models


The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. L...

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Later the logo of Suzuki Motor Corp. was also added to it (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the launch of Maruti Ertiga, earlier codenamed as Maruti R3, Maruti Suzuki India has taken into its ambit almost all car segments. Following the robust branding and low maintenance nature of Maruti cars, Maruti Ertiga has hit bang on the MPV market of India. Seven seater Maruti Ertiga is tagged as the great Indian family car. This can be also attributed to the effective price tag associated with Ertiga MPV. The new MPV received its name from Indonesian language in which Ertiga means Three Rows. Albeit the looks and features scream that it is a Multi Purpose Vehicle, Ertiga is positioned in the sub-segment of Utility vehicles and this new segment is called asLUV-Life Utility Vehicle by Maruti. With this, Maruti officials claim they have created an entirely new segment in the Indian auto industry.

 

Ertiga’s launch has also announced Maruti’s entry into the utility segment of cars where the company is currently not a major player. Maruti in India has a bee-line of cars including some of the best selling ones in almost every segment. It has Maruti Gypsy and Maruti Grand Vitara in the SUV segment; however these have meager sales as compared to SUVs of other brands. Besides, there are vans including Maruti Omni and Maruti Eeco that provide good option and are value for money cars but still used mainly be fleet owners. Ertiga is the first utility vehicle which is targeted as a premium product and is equipped with such features which attract urban audience.

 

Maruti Ertiga was first unveiled at the Auto Expo held in New Delhi in 2010 as Maruti R3 concept. However, the global premier of Maruti Ertiga was done in 2012 Auto Expo. Finally, on April 12th, 2012, Ertiga made its global debut in Delhi. Ertiga is the first Maruti car that is specially made for Indian market and will then be trimmed for other global markets. Rest, all the cars were first launched in other countries and where tailor made for India afterwards. The compact LUV has been developed in collaboration with parent Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC)’s research and design wing in Japan and is produced in India itself. The Ertiga is manufactured at company’s facility in Gurgaon in India. Maruti Suzuki has vested nearly Rs 430 crore (Rs 4.3 billion) in developing Ertiga. The designers have carefully built in `features and attributes’ of a sedan in a compact MPV Maruti Ertiga which is essentially built on theme of togetherness.

 

The almost fully grown seven-seater MPV or rather, LUV, is available in both petrol and diesel variants and three different trims. Based on Maruti Swift’s platform, Maruti Ertiga petrol is packed with an all new 1.4 litre 1372cc K series (K14B) engine that produces a maximum power of 95 Ps at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 130 Nm at 4000 rpm. Being the K-Series engine, the USP of these engines is that they are more fuel efficient. The Certified fuel efficiency (as per CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Petrol Ertiga is a top of the class 16.02 km per litre. The 1.3 L 1196cc DDiS Super Turbo diesel engine is the other engine guise that powers the LUV. This Fiat sourced engine is similar to that of the Maruti SX4 sedan. The Maruti Ertiga diesel produces 90 Ps at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The Certified fuel efficiency (CMV Rule 155, India cycle) of Diesel Ertiga is a class leading 20.77 kmpl. Maruti MPV has a five speed manual transmission system and the car is a front wheel drive and sports fine quality interiors, which makes it more appealing.

 

Ertiga is quite space efficient and will boast of its interior spacing within the mini MPV segment with 4265mm in length and 2740 mm wheelbase. Two airbags will adorn the top end models while ABS will be a part of standard equipment in Ertiga sans base model. Ertiga MPV is available in six variants: LXi, VXi, ZXi, LDi, VDi and ZDi. The middle and top end variants get twin AC, 3 spoke tilt-power steering with mounted controls, power windows with auto down on driver’s side, central locking, audio system (USB Compatible, 4+2 speakers), multi information display, keyless entry, etc are stuffed in Maruti Ertiga. The roof mounted AC vents in the second and the last row passenger seats provides passenger comfort. The new MPV is unquestionably designed to ensnare the Indian families who are specially looking for a perfect merger of everyday space and usability. This car is able to meet all life’s expectations.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Zdi


The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. L...

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Later the logo of Suzuki Motor Corp. was also added to it (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LUV - Life Utility Vehicle – Ertiga is positioned as LUV by Maruti Suzuki India. Launched as first MPV – Multi Purpose Vehicle of Maruti Suzuki – Ertiga has been launched against recent facelifted Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova

The Maruti Suzuki swift Dzire back side logo

The Maruti Suzuki swift Dzire back side logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maruti Ertiga is available in 7 seater option n comes in both Petrol and Diesel Fuel. Ertiga Diesel is powered with 1.3 Litre Turbocharged diesel engine delivering 90 BHP of Power and comes in 3 models – Ldi, Vdi and Zdi. From the looks – Ertiga looks as extended Maruti Ritz – however Ertiga yet has its own appeal.

Color Options in Maruti Ertiga Diesel

Ertiga comes in 7 color Options – Serene Blue, White, Dusky Brown, Fire Red, Silky Silver, Grey and Beige Colors

Central Lock, Body Colored Bumpers, Height Adjustable Driver and Front Passenger Seats, 4 Inbuilt Speaker however there is no music system, Digital Fuel Indicator, Chrome Finish on Front Grille

There are no Rear AC Vents in Base Model of Ertiga

Ertiga Vdi - Additional Features - Rear AC Vents for Back Seated Passengers, Power Window in both Front and Rear, Electric ORVM, Front Seat Armrest, Music System with CD Player, Body Colored Door Handles, Fog Lights in both Front and Rear, Tachometer

Ertiga Zdi - Additional Features - ABS with EBD, Dual Front Airbags, Alloy Wheels, Keyless Remote Central Lock, Steering Mounted Audio Control, Rear Defogger, Rear Wash Wiper, Rear Seat Armrest

Engine

Engine Capacity cc - 1248

Power bhp - 90

Fuel Type - Diesel

Fuel Economy

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Zdi ARAI Mileage - 20.78 kmpl

Dimensions

Length mm - 4265

Width mm - 1480

Height mm - 1685

Ground Clearence mm - 185

Headroom cm -

Fuel Tank lit - 45

Boot Capacity lit -

Safety

Central Lock is present as a safety feature in this car

Airbags is present as a safety feature in this car

Engine Immobilizer is a feature in this car

ABS is a safety feature in this car

Child Safety Lock is a feature in this car

 

 

Power Steering is missing as a feature

Power Windows is present as a feature

Tubeless Tyres are present

Leather Seats is not a part

Height Adjustable Driver Seat is a feature present

Alloy Wheels are a part of price

Music System with CD Player is present

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Lxi


Mahindra Xylo

Mahindra Xylo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Red Bull Maruti Swift (Suzuki Swift).

Red Bull Maruti Swift (Suzuki Swift). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Price: Rs. 589000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

On Road Price will include Registration, Road Tax, Logistics and Insurance cost

LUV - Life Utility Vehicle – Ertiga is positioned as LUV by Maruti Suzuki India. Launched as first MPV – Multi Purpose Vehicle of Maruti Suzuki – Ertiga has been launched against recent facelifted Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova

Maruti Ertiga is available in 7 seater option n comes in both Petrol and Diesel Fuel. Ertiga Petrol is powered with 1.4 Litre K Series Engine delivering 95 BHP of power. Ertiga Diesel is powered with 1.3 Litre Turbocharged diesel engine delivering 90 BHP of Power. From the looks – Ertiga looks as extended Maruti Ritz – however Ertiga yet has its own appeal.

Color Options in Maruti Ertiga

Ertiga comes in 7 color Options – Serene Blue, White, Dusky

Power Steering, Manual Central Lock, Body Colored Bumpers, Height Adjustable Driver and Front Passenger Seats, 4 Inbuilt Speaker however there is no music system, Digital Fuel Indicator, Chrome Finish on Front Grille

There are no Rear AC Vents in Base Model of Ertiga
Engine

Engine Capacity cc - 1373

Power bhp - 95

Fuel Type - Petrol

Fuel Economy

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Lxi ARAI Mileage - 16 kmpl

Dimensions

Length mm - 4265

Width mm - 1480

Height mm - 1685

Ground Clearence mm - 185

Headroom cm -

Fuel Tank lit - 45

Boot Capacity lit -

Safety

 

 

Maruti Ertiga Vs Mahindra Xylo Vs Toyota Innova


The rear of a first generation Toyota Innova, ...

The rear of a first generation Toyota Innova, in Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. L...

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Later the logo of Suzuki Motor Corp. was also added to it (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With planned launch of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, recent facelift of Mahindra Xylo – the MPV Segment has become hot with options from Ertiga to Xylo to Innova. Compare Cars to figure out the best car. Ertiga and Xylo comes in 7 seater i.e 5+2 while Innova also comes in both 7 seater and 8 seater.

Option and Variants - Ertiga and Innova comes in both Petrol and Diesel Option. Mahindra Xylo comes only in Diesel Option. However, in MPV segment, diesel engine accounts for over 70% of the sales. Hence, it would be wise to compare all 3 cars in Diesel Option.

Engine - Eritga Models – Lxi, Vxi and Zxi having K Series 1.4 Litre Petrol Engine, while Diesel has 1.3 Litre DDIS Engine as similar to Sx4 having models as Ldi, Vdi and Zdi. Xylo comes in 3 Engine – 2.5 Litre Mdi Engine(for base models of D2 and D4), 2.5 Litre M-Eagle Engine for its middle models (E4 and E8) and 2.1 Litre M-Hawk Engine for top end model E9. Toyota Innova comes in 2 Litre Petrol and 2.5 Litre Diesel Engine.

Power - Toyota Innova Petrol delivers 132 BHP power, while Diesel Innova gives 102 BHP of power. Mahindra Xylo in Mdi Engine delivers 95 BHP in Mdi Engine, 112 BHP in M-Eagle and 120 BHP in M-Hawk Engine. Maruti Ertiga will deliver 95 BHP in Petrol and 90 BHP in Diesel Engine.

Dimensions -

Toyota Innova has dimensions – Length mm – 4585, Width mm – 1770, Height mm – 1755

Mahindra Xylo has dimensions – Length mm – 4520, Width mm – 1850, Height mm – 1895

Maruti Ertiga has dimensions – Length mm – 4265, Width mm – 1695, Height mm – 1685

Mileage - Ertiga Mileage expected to be 16 kmpl in Petrol and 21 Kmpl in Diesel Engine. Toyota Innova gives mileage of 10 kmpl in Petrol and 13.5 kmpl in Diesel. Mahindra Xylo gives mileage of 14.88 kmpl in D2 and D4, 11.7 kmpl in E4 and E8 and 14.01 kmpl in E9 Model

Price - Toyota Innova price for Petrol Starts as Rs. 9.38 Lac for Petrol and goes till Rs. 12.54 Lac for top end Vx Petrol. While Diesel Innova starts for Rs. 9.91 Lac and goes till Rs. 13.15 Lac for top end Diesel. Xylo has price starting from Rs. 7.38 Lac for base model D2 in Mdi Engine, 8.11 Lac in M-Eagle Engine for E4 and top model E9 having Scorpio M-Hawk Engine at Rs. 10.25 Lac. Ertiga Price expect to start from Rs. 7 Lac to Rs. 9 Lac for top end Diesel.

Recent News – Maruti Ertiga Price

Maruti has launched Ertiga at starting price of Rs. 5.89 Lac for Base Model Petrol. The Top End Diesel Model of Ertiga will cost Rs. 8.45 Lac . Stated Prices are Exshowroom Delhi. Its a highly competitive price even beating the estimates. We expect Ertiga to be a huge success keeping in the factor of Price, Mileage and backing of network of Maruti Suzuki.


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